Marathon Training

Is It Bad To Work Out Every Day?

Christie Preston | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Living
Christie Preston

When you use exercise as a counter for poor nutritional choices -- like my pint of ice cream a day habit during the marathon summer - it is almost impossible to do successfully. It is super simple to consume 100 empty calories, working them off however is a completely different story.

10 Ways To Start Running Like A Pro

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living

Take it slow!

6 Tips To Keep You Out Of Trouble On Race Day

Canada Running Series | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Living
Canada Running Series

You've put in all the work -- weeks of uninterrupted training, the long runs, the speed sessions and those hard workouts in the pouring rain -- all to have it unravel at the last minute due to injury or a cramp mid-race. Unfortunately, this can be an all too common scenario afflicting even the most experienced runners.

A Solid Recovery Routine Is A Runner's Secret Weapon

Canada Running Series | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Living
Canada Running Series

Do you find yourself squeezing in workouts around the rest of your life -- before work, during lunch breaks and in the evening? While your workouts are important, it is also critical to take your recovery seriously -- the little details have a bigger impact on your training quality than you might think.

Keep Your Running Shorts Short

Leah Morrigan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

There are several different running styles, and each of them asks for its own equipment and apparel for top performance and comfort. Next to running shoes, the choice in running shorts is paramount because it affects the reach of a runner's stride.

Want To Run A Marathon? Do THIS First

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Living

Taking on a 42 kilometer race is no small feat, and researchers say that if you're less than fit or don't train properly, you could be stressing your ...

Running Tips: Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Christine Blanchette | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Living
Christine Blanchette

The importance of hydrating the body can't be understated, as every year marathon race organizers incorporate medical tents with professional volunteers to administer iv drips to those runners who needed help because of poor hydration or heat exhaustion.

The Metaphor Of A Marathon

Melissa Carr | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

Running a marathon is an epic feat. It is a journey of body, mind and spirit. It is about pushing yourself farther than you ever thought possible...and then, even farther still. The community of people who participate in these incredible races are extraordinary. They are determined, encouraging and brave. Ironically, these are exactly the kind of people you want around during a crisis. The kind of people who, no matter what is on the road ahead of them, keep moving forward.

Are You Worried About Being a "Real" Runner?

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

we all have the capability of creating a negative internal dialogue. Of saying we are not a "real" runner, cyclist, swimmer or gym member. If we let ourselves, we will always define what is "real" as something we are not currently are capable of.

Breathe Easy: Training Tips For New Runners

The Huffington Post Canada | Annabel Fitzsimmons | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Living

When taking up running, newbie runners often have a number of concerns: discovering the ideal pace, finding the best shoes, choosing a pre-run snack, ...